Lambs and Daffodils
22 Jul – 16 Aug 2020
Lisa Walker is a contemporary jeweller based in Wellington, New Zealand. She has a Diploma of Craft and Design from Dunedin School of Art (1989), and co-founded Workshop 6 in 1993. Walker studied at the Akadamie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, under Otto Künzli (1995-2001), before establishing her own studio in Munich (2002-2009). She now lives and works in Island Bay, Wellington.
Walker has an extensive international exhibition history and her work is held in many international collections. Her prestigious awards include Foerderpreis der Stadt Muenchen (2007), Francoise van den Bosch Award (2009), and the Arts Laureate Award of the New Zealand Arts Foundation (2015). A major retrospective of her work I want to go to my bedroom but I can’t be bothered opened at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand in 2018. A touring version of this exhibition, She wants to go to her bedroom but can’t be bothered has subsequently toured to RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia (2019) and will open at Villa Stuck in Munich, Germany in March 2020.
Lisa Walker repurposes the world into a wearable language. Well known for her expansive use of materials, influences and construction techniques, with iconoclastic exuberance Walker poses questions about the possibilities and meaning of wearable objects. Remaining in close conversation with the history–and potential futures–of the medium, Walker’s work is deeply invested in exploring the limits and boundaries of what jewellery can do.